We've compiled a selection of grade-appropriate offerings to make it easy for you to browse Academy opportunities and classroom resources.

Distance Learning Programs for Your Class

Secret Life of a Museum Macaw

Blue and Gold macaw

© Mats Lindh

Your students will learn what it takes to care for two Macaws living at the Academy. Grades 2-3.

Start Science Notebooking!

Strategies for Reflection


Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.

Selected Science Lesson Plans

Natural Resources Bingo


© Sally Crossthwaite

What types of natural resources are used to make the objects we use in everyday life? Play bingo to find out!

What Color is Your Leaf?


Students head outside to look closely for patterns of leaves in a shady environment vs. a sunny environment.

Worlds in Comparison


© Dennis Brekke

Do you know the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system? Put yourself to the test with some Play-doh.

Habitat Adaptation Matchup

Sea turtle

© Brocken Inaglory

How does an animal's shape and color affect what habitat they live in?

Featured Videos from the Science Video Vault

7,000 Kinds of Amphibians

A music video about the 7,000 different kinds of amphibians. Song by the Wiggly Tendrils.

Classroom Kits for Bay Area Teachers

Geology (Grade 2 - 5)

California Geology Kit

Examine rocks and minerals, explore the rock cycle, and trace the mineral resources used in everyday life.

Professional Learning for You

How Science Works

How science works logo UCMP California Academy of Sciences

This course weaves activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials into a primer on the process of science.

NGSS Demystified

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Need help with planning professional development around the Next Generation Science Standards? Look no further.

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